Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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catch basin a receptacle at the entry to a sewer designed to trap any matter that might block drainage.
catch fire to start to burn.
catch phrase a phrase that gains wide public currency, esp. by being frequently repeated.
catch someone's eye to get the attention of someone.
catch up to reach the same distance or level as another or others who are further ahead (usu. fol. by "to" or "with"). [2 definitions]
Catch-22 a situation in which one is trapped between two logically contradictory rules or regulations that make successful action impossible.
catch-up any attempt to overtake one who is ahead, as in a game.
fair catch in football, a catch of a punt whereby the receiver, in order not to be tackled, signals that no attempt will be made to advance with the ball.